Triggers & Automations

Triggers and Automations allow you to add additional control to your smart device and create shortcut buttons, rules based on time of the day, weather and many other conditions.

Triggers

A ‘Trigger’ allows you to create shortcut buttons that can be accessed via the ‘Home’ or ‘Smart Scenes’ screens.

In the example below, we will create a Trigger for the Smart Color String Lights.

Step 1: Starting from the Home Screen, select 'Smart Scenes' at the bottom navigation bar

Step 2: Select Trigger and press the '+' button

Step 3: Press 'Trigger Button'

Trigger Button – Start customizing your Trigger button

Climate – Allows you to specify weather and other condition settings for your light (See more details at “Automation” section)

Schedule – Allows you to specify a time of the day to trigger certain actions and other condition settings for your light (See more details at “Automation” section)

Device Status – Allows you to create automations based on the condition of specific devices. Example: If Smart Color String Lights turn ON, then turn OFF Smart Plug  (See more details at “Automation” section)

Step 4: Now it's time to Set up an action. Select 'Execute Device Action' and choose your smart device

Execute Device Action – Allows you to set up actions using a specific device

Execute Smart Scenes – Allows you to select previously created ‘Trigger’ buttons or Automations

Set Next Action in – Allows you to dd custom delays between your actions

Step 5: Customize the device functions that will be activated when pressing the Trigger button

In this example, the Smart Color String Lights was selected.
We can now customize the Trigger button by specifying each function of the light. Example: Switch ON at 50% brightness. Tip: Functions can be left empty

Once you are done customizing your device settings, press ‘Continue’

Step 6: Review your settings, add a custom Name and press 'Save'

Now it’s time to review your settings. You can also add additional Actions if necessary.

It’s recommended to add a short name to your Trigger button. In addition, you can customize the style of the button and decide if it should appear on the Home Page as well or only on the “Smart Scenes” page

Once you are done, press ‘Save’

Step 7: Congratulations! Your 'Trigger' was created. Press the shortcut button to activate it

Automations

‘Automation’ allows you to create rules and conditions for your smart device. 

In this example, we will create an Automation for the Smart Color String Lights.

Step 1: Starting from the Home Screen, select 'Smart Scenes' at the bottom navigation bar

Step 2: Select Automation and press the '+' button

Step 3: Select a condition for your Automation

Trigger Button – Start customizing your Trigger shortcut button (This is not used for ‘Automations’. See more details at the Trigger section above)

Climate – Allows you to specify weather and other condition settings for your light. Example: When it’s 10 minutes before sunset, turn ON Smart Color String Lights

Schedule – Allows you to specify a time of the day to trigger certain actions and other condition settings for your light. Example: When it’s Saturday at 2pm, change light mode to ‘Christmas’

Device Status – Allows you to create automations based on the condition of specific devices. Example: If Smart Color String Lights turn ON, then turn OFF Smart Plug

Step 4: For this example, we selected the condition 'Climate'

Step 5: Then, select 'Sunset/Sunrise' and specify the offset. Press 'Save' and continue

Step 6: Now it's time to Set up an Action. Select 'Execute Device Action' and choose your smart device

Execute Device Action – Allows you to set up actions using a specific device. In this example, we already set a condition of “10 minutes before sunset“. Now we need to add an action. 

Execute Smart Scenes – Allows you to select previously created ‘Trigger’ buttons or Automations to interact with the one you are setting up

Enable Notifications – Allows you to receive a notification whenever the Automation is activated

Set next Action in – Allows you to dd custom delays between your actions

Step 7: Customize the device functions that will be activated whenever your Automation runs

In this example the Smart Color String Lights was selected.
We can now customize the Automation by specifying each function of the light. Example: Switch ON in BLINK mode at 100% brightness. Tip: Functions can be left empty
This means that 10 minutes before sunset, the light will be activated to these specific settings.

Once you are done customizing it, press ‘Continue’

Step 8: Review your settings, add a custom Name and press 'Save'

Now it’s time to review your settings. You can also add additional Conditions and Actions if necessary.

It’s recommended to add a short name to your Automation. In addition, you can customize the style of the button and set the Effective Period that the Automation should run. Example: If you want this automation to be activated only during a specific time/day of the week 

Once you are done, press ‘Save’

Step 9: Congratulations! Your 'Automation' was created

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